Freshly minted with a nomination for Australia’s top music prize, the ARIA, Sydney’s indie kings, Royel Otis, announce their debut album titled, PRATTS & PAIN which will be released on February 9th. Additionally, the duo share their latest single & music video, “Fried Rice” available to listen now via OURNESS.
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dan Carey (Wet Leg), PRATTS & PAIN is the first jewel in the crown for Otis Pavlovic and Royel Maddell. An album named after the South London pub that sits around the corner from Carey’s famed home studio, the duo often finished lyrics and made sonic directions over a pint on a Pratts & Payne bar stool. Their resulting efforts swing between melodic, pop-inspired indie and woozy psych that never stays to one lane. Handbraking towards psychedelic weirdness and dissonant noise, Royel Otis have no issue keeping all who listen on their toes. After the release of three EPs that took the band on a fast-track ride to global notoriety, PRATTS & PAIN unites the record for their next chapter, adventures abound with no limits.
Thoughtful craftsmanship with a tongue-in-cheek twist, “Fried Rice” is a signature Royel Otis dish served piping hot. As rattled guitars jangle to a driving rhythm, the drawl of Otis enters to soothing effect, ready for a long summer’s drive singalong.
Royel Otis says on “Fried Rice”: “Being into someone at the wrong party. They want everyone there but you, so you turn on the charm you think you found at the bottom of a bottle. You succeed in your head but that’s just not the case on reflection. Moral of the story is make sure you know the type of party you’re getting yourself into. Keep your eyes wide shut.”
Photo Courtesy: Georges Antoni